How to Enter
Register online and create your account! You will receive a confirmation email. In order to activate your account, you must confirm by clicking on the link in the email. If you cannot find the email, please check your spam folder.
In order to participate in the competition, you must submit an idea and/or project in the Youth (13-29 years) or the Adult (from 30 years up) category. Fill out and submit the preliminary entry form.
Then wait for a response from the competition administrators: Entries are reviewed by the competition administrators of Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United. Only those entries that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be invited to provide more details about their idea/project in a second entry form.
The status of an entry can be checked in your profile menu under “My Ideas/Projects”. All saved and submitted entries are saved there and can be accessed again at any time.
Please note: Rejected entries may be refined by the entrants and can be re-submitted up until the entries deadline.
Entries (ideas and projects) that have passed the second-entry screening will be posted on the competition website and will participate in the competition.
Please note: Until 1 June 2022 every published entry will only be visible to the Entrepreneurship Campus community. At the start of the voting and commenting phase on June 1st, all entries will be published for the entire world outside the competition to see. All dates and deadlines can be found in the timeline.
Please read the Privacy Statement attentively and thoroughly. By participating in the competition you confirm that you have read and understood the privacy statement and that you adhere to it.
01. April 2022: Start of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition
Now you can submit your idea and/or project. All published entries will only be visible for the Entrepreneurship Campus community.
01. June 2022: Start of voting, commenting, and sharing phase
Now you have the chance to collect votes (and vote yourself), comment, and share your entry. All entries will be published for everyone to see.
Difference between idea and project
All the entries must consist of an innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage but they must not have led to a foundation yet.
All the entries must consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs, or informal programs.
Personal Activity Indicator (PAI)
Feel encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus Online Community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries. The Personal Activity Indicator (PAI) is an in-house developed algorithm that measures and evaluates your activities in the community, your efforts and time spent on the courses as well as the number and quality of your comments. Not only votes are important. The PAI plays an important role in determining the finalists.
The PAI algorithm is made up of the following user activities:
Our online spaces are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate the harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are never appropriate. Participants violating these rules will be expelled from the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition immediately.
The following rules also apply to all offline events that take place on behalf of the Stiftung Entrepreneurship and the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, regardless of whether employees of the foundation or our partners are on site.
No weapons of any kind or drugs are allowed at Entrepreneurship Campus and at offline events.
Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
- Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
- Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
- Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
- Threats of violence.
- Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
- Deliberate intimidation.
- Stalking or following.
- Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
- Sustained disruption of discussion.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Patterns of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others.
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
- Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
- Publication of non-harassing private communication.
The Entrepreneurship Campus prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort and therefore we will not act on complaints regarding:
- ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’.
- Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you”.
- Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial.
- Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions.
Furthermore, any type of fraud or attempted fraud will also result in immediate disqualification from the competition and deletion of your account on the Entrepreneurship Campus. That includes vote fraud in any kind of way.
We do not tolerate racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, or any other kind of discrimination based on religion, culture, or origin on our Entrepreneurship Campus. Any member who violates our terms will immediately be excluded from our campus.